Injured While Ride-sharing Service
With the explosion of ride-sharing services in the Long Beach, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident occurs; but you still may be hurt.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride hailing service may be convenient, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not operating the car or truck, you also aren't in control of your destiny. You would anticipate that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have highly-evolved skills that complement their capacity to get you to your final destination safely, but unfortunately that is not consistently the situation. Studies show that since 2011 ride-sharing companies have increased traffic deaths in the US by 2%-3% (University of Chicago and Rice University), meaning you are at greater risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved with an accident while a paying passenger in a "commercial" vehicle driven as part of a rideshare? Call us today at (877) 278-6890. This is especially true as the legal landscape of these companies continues to change; laws may vary across state lines and we know the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while riding in a rideshare service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no obligation consultation.
Limousines and Taxi
Choosing a traditional cab or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been in existence so long, the legal implications and operations are much more established. While ride-hailing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxis and limos have been around since before cars were invented! The key difference between dealing with Uber® and Lyft® or a taxi/limousine service is the underlying business; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and chauffeur driven car services are usually locally owned.Because cabs and limos are normally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to higher standards of care. Our team of experienced lawyers will ensure that you receive the care and consideration your individual case demands and that you won't get "bullied" by a large transportation company. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a FREE CONSULTATION.It goes without saying that getting in a crash with a taxi or limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the ability of a reliable lawyer. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in an accident while operating a rental car, you will surely have to deal with additional hassles not present in the case of a vehicle accident with your private vehicle.Along with the hassle of the accident, any injuries, any property damage, and the physical and emotional well-being of all people involved in the actual accident, having to fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds another layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining responsibility - Who is at fault and to what degree?
- Insurance coverage - Did you buy extra insurance from the rental car company? What does your personal insurance policy cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an automobile accident is aggravating enough, the additional responsibility of reporting to the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our legal team to take care of everything for you. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak with one of our lawyers. We have years of practical experience in rental car accident law and have helped countless people in the Long Beach, CA area.
Rear End Crashes
Even if you do every single thing correctly, you can still be involved in a traffic accident. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end collisions and make up 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your car is waiting at a stop sign or intersection (you are "at rest") and the car behind you fails to stop ("an object in motion"), your vehicle will be acted upon by that "unbalanced force" and will be forced forward when contact is established. Not only will this damage your vehicle, but since you are also "at rest" inside the vehicle, the "unbalanced force" will also act on your body like it does your car, creating a "whiplash" effect that can cause you serious trauma.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is going, the more potent the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more substantial the harm to you and your vehicle. It doesn't matter, however, if the vehicle that hits you is moving fast or slow, there will be damages, and you need to contact us to assess that damage and your potential alternatives.You need an ally who will fight for you and your protection under the law. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Long Beach, CA area's best professional counsel.
Injuries Resulting from Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
Driving under the influence of any regulated substance can be hazardous to you and those around you. Whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, or even over-the-counter medicine, your abilities are reduced when you have intoxicants in your system. The law specifies the magnitude to which you can be impaired and still legally drive a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates depending on municipality. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of legal professionals at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC does. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation.Driving Driving while intoxicated is a serious problem in our country, and unfortunately not everybody involved in DUI accidents is impaired. If you or anyone you care for has been hurt or affected by anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are involved with an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to choose to experienced representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.